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Hello all!

Welcome to the online documentation of my weight loss struggles, failures, and successes.

A little about me: I am a 24 year old registered nurse working in the central Virginia area. I have made it through my first year as a nurse a little worse for wear (Gained when i wanted to loose) but I am enjoying what I do.

What I do not like is my weight and body shape. I have always struggled with my weight since I was a little girl. Now though, my health does not just affect me but affects how I will relate to those I care for.

It is up to me to work on myself and show that even if you fall off on the journey to a healthy life, it is not the end of the world and you can get back on and continue to work at it. Let others learn from my mistakes as I do and then let them make new ones of their own to learn and continue to grow.

Goals and Rewards

1st - 222 reward: two new shirts
2nd - 196 reward: manicure/pedicure
3rd - 170 reward: new shoes
4th - 160 reward: Belly dance Item
5th - 150 reward: mini shopping spree
6th - 140 reward: manicure/pedicure
7th - 137 reward: Victoria Secrets Bathing Suits / shopping spree -special trip from my parents to ireland (if I am in a size 8 too)

Member Since: 10/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,788

My Goals:
Wedding has come and passed. .. my best friend is happily married and I did not loose the 20 pounds I set out to loose by that time. Time to revamp the goals.

First goal is 222

Second is 196

Third 170

fourth 160

Fifth 150

Sixth 140

Seventh 137 pounds.

I still want to be a healthy example for my patients but also I want to look good when I go to the beach with my friends and not feeling like a whale.

My Program:
Eat 1600-2000 calories a day.

Workout 4 days a week

3 days running for 30, strength training for 30, dancing for 30

1 day of just dancing to my hearts content

Eat a diet of mostly fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Making sure I watch my portion control!

Personal Information:
My name is Sarah

I am a nurse and the oldest of three kids.

like my dad I have a weight problem. For me it really got away from me while in nursing school and kept going once I got my first nursing job. I kept odd hours and snacked instead of having distinct meals. I just overate all around and went up to (i hate to say it) 221 pounds while in school. now well. . .surpassed that to almost 250.

I lost about thirty pounds of that on weight watchers but started to put that back on when I joined here. Then I just plain put it to the back burner and got to where I am now. It is time for me to finish loosing the weight that I started summer 2008 and all that I have gained since then.

Other Information:
I enjoy drawing, reading (sci fi, fantacy, adventure, paranormal romance, historical romance, diana palmer), hiking (when I get the chance), listening to music (rock, pop, and middle eastern), dancing (i have been learning to belly dance since 2006 and took jazz while growing up), and hanging with my friends and family.


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    Hey gorgeous
    Welcome to Sparkpeople and your Class team. You have already come a long way and I sure with a little bit help of your friends here on SP you'll see your goals materialize soon!

    I never thought I would stick around SP very long (I have quitted diets often enough!) but I've been around for 8 months and there's always something new going on and some great people to meet and some new challenges to enter and, and, and - so I never even considered quitting! And I have lived through some hard times as well and - survived. So I know you will do it and be a true and wise example to your patients! So WELCOME again!
    3916 days ago
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    3916 days ago
    welcome to spark people!
    3916 days ago
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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. emoticon
    3916 days ago
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